New York City's undisputed bigot queen, Pamela Geller, took to the subways again recently, releasing another set of anti-Muslim ads. Nothing new here, really, since her last set garnered national attention and, well, Geller loves national attention. (And to be fair to Geller, with whom we sat down a ... More >>
As Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne continue to deal with fallout from the use of the anti-Muslim film The Third Jihad in NYPD training, some Muslim groups are beginning to call for their resignations. A protest organized by the Council of American-Islamic Relations ... More >>
via Marshall StrabalaFrom our Religious Observances in Skyscrapers department comes an interesting story from the United Arab Emirates. The Washington Post reports that Dubai's top Muslim cleric told residents living above the 80th floor of the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa to "wait three extra min ... More >>
via AnimalBucky Turco of Animal New York was at the scene and comes in with the exclusive: some idiot, desperate for press (but not that one!) went ahead and destroyed a Koran blocks from the World Trade Center site. Here's the story, via Animal, so far, firsthand and without any of the unavo ... More >>
Hot Bread Kitchen, the multi-cultural bakery and non-profit that employs lower-income female immigrants, is offering Moroccan m'smen bread at several Greenmarkets this month in celebration of Ramadan.
Shining like a beacon across the street from the Cafe Breslin--Pakistani halal restaurant Chandni
One interesting aspect of being an anonymous critic is that you're not "recognized" in restaurants, and receive no special favors. Such was the case when I showed up with a friend at Cafe Bresli ... More >>
There have been some intelligent criticisms of Obama's Cairo speech to the Islamic world from the right and the left. As followers of our rightblogger columns will expect, though, there have also been some idiotic ones. Here is a quick round-up of the dumbest bits so far.
10.) Andy McCarthy, Natio ... More >>
A crowd of devout Muslims, not-so-devout Muslims, and devout foodies gathered at the al-Hikmah Mosque in LIC, the only mosque in New York run by Indonesian Muslims, to sample authentic Indonesian fare this past Sunday. Fork in the Road stopped by for a steaming bowl of Bakwan Malang, the meat-stuffe ... More >>
Molly, the cow (actually a calf) who escaped her Queens slaughterhouse yesterday, has been placed in protective custody by the city's Animal Care and Control department at a farm in Suffolk country. We are told it is an organic farm, which at first led us to believe Molly would eventually become fre ... More >>